Female coders are “more competent” than males, according to a new study of 1.4 million computer programmers on GitHub led by Josh Terrell at California Polytechnic State University. An analysis of users’ submissions of new code to other developers’ projects revealed that code written by women was accepted 78.6% of the time and code written by men was accepted 74.6% of the time. But when female coders indicated their gender, their code was less likely to be accepted: their acceptance rate plummeting to 62.5%. The findings suggest that women coders face a persistent gender bias.
Source: Female Coders Are “More Competent” Than Males, According to a New Study